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FremontUnited States of America

Nature reserves and hilltop lookouts, historic architecture and a lively arts scene make this an interesting destination in the southeast of San Francisco Bay. 

Picturesque Fremont combines a long history with outdoor recreation and a thriving arts scene. The city sits on the southeast banks of San Francisco Bay. Since its foundation in the late 18th century, Fremont has been a culturally diverse city and visitors can often hear locals conversing in many different languages.

Glimpse into Fremont’s early history at Mission San Jose. Founded in 1797, it is home to one of California’s oldest-surviving monasteries. See displays of colonial-era artifacts and look for the graves of notable Spanish settlers in the mission’s cemetery. Learn about Californian lifestyle in the 1840s at the Fremont Museum of Local History. Watch demonstrations of Victorian-era farming activities at the Ardenwood Historic Farm, a working farm established in the 19th century.

Visit Fremont Central Park, home to sports fields, a children’s playground and the breathtaking Lake Elizabeth. Relax with your family at the designated picnic areas, rent a paddle boat to explore the lake or follow a walking trail. The waterslides and pools at nearby Aqua Adventure Water Park are ideal for a day of family entertainment.

If you are feeling energetic then walk or bike the 12-mile (19-kilometer) long Alameda Creek Trail. The sign-posted track winds along the banks of Alameda Creek, from Fremont’s east hills to San Francisco Bay. Go to Mission Peak for more challenging hikes, paragliding tours and to enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Walk along nature trails to viewpoints. Bring a pair of binoculars to spot some of the more than 200 bird species.

Fremont’s multicultural population is showcased in its cultural events and culinary scene. Find Afghani, Indian and Japanese restaurants, among others. Browse the stalls of over 700 food, drink and artisan vendors during August’s Fremont Festival of the Arts.

Fremont is within easy reach of Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco’s international airports. Inner-city public transport is limited so it is worth renting a car to get around. Enjoy the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay onboard the Niles Canyon Railway, which runs between Fremont and Sunol.

Where to stay in Fremont

Took a rest while hiking in this awesome trail in Fremont. #GreatOutdoors

Niles District

You'll enjoy the restaurants and shopping in Niles District. You might want to make time for a stop at Niles Canyon Railway or Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.

Niles District
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Ardenwood

4/5Very Good!(37 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Ardenwood, Alameda Creek Regional Trail and Ardenwood Historic Farm are top sights worth seeing.

Ardenwood
Fremont Central Park featuring a garden and a lake or waterhole

Central District

While you're in Central District, take in top sights like Lake Elizabeth and jump on the metro at Fremont Station to see more of the city.

Central District
Mission Valley, Fremont, California, United States of America

Mission Valley

While visiting Mission Valley, you might make a stop by sights like Mission San Jose and Olive Hyde Art Gallery.

Mission Valley
Wall of beer bottles - Mission Pizza and Pub - Fremont, CA

Cameron Hills

Cameron Hills might not have many top sights, but Mission San Jose and Aqua Adventure Water Park are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Cameron Hills
Sunset

Vineyards - Avalon

When in Vineyards - Avalon, you can plan a visit to Tesla Motors and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Vineyards - Avalon

Top Hotels in Fremont

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
3 out of 5
3101 W Warren Ave, Fremont, CA
The price is $110 per night

Situated near the bay, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tesla Motors, Northwestern Polytechnic University, and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Mission San ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)

"Facility is modern, clean and well maintained. Staff were helpful."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
Extended Stay America - Fremont - Newark
Extended Stay America - Fremont - Newark
2.5 out of 5
5375 Farwell Pl, Fremont, CA
The price is $81 per night

Situated in Fremont, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Newpark Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fremont Hub Shopping Center and Washington Hospital. Tesla Motors ...

2.7/5 (960 reviews)

"I like that i had fast service, what i didnt like was it was a lil dirty. The property was really clean"…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Extended Stay America - Fremont - Newark
Good Nite Inn Fremont - Silicon Valley
Good Nite Inn Fremont - Silicon Valley
2 out of 5
4135 Cushing Pkwy, Fremont, CA
The price is $72 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Pacific Commons and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Northwestern Polytechnic University. Olhone College and ...

4/5Very Good! (391 reviews)

"Convenient hotel, close to everything in fremont. Safe environment, clean room."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Good Nite Inn Fremont - Silicon Valley

Popular places to visit in Fremont

Lake Elizabeth
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Lake Elizabeth

3/5(1 review)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Lake Elizabeth during your travels in Fremont. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.

Fremont Central Park
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Fremont Central Park

5/5(2 reviews)

An enormous outdoor oasis is the place to enjoy quiet afternoon strolls and barbecues, and hire paddle boats to explore the lake.

Mission San Jose
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Mission San Jose

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Fremont when you take a trip to Mission San Jose. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
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City by the Bay Cruise

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Total Yosemite Experience from San Jose

$209
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San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley Private Tour

$900
Per adult

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